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Published December 23, 2016
Updated December 22, 2016
Published December 23, 2016
Updated December 22, 2016

The Best Space Photos Of The Year

Bubble Nebula

NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team via TIMEThe Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an emission nebula located 8,000 light-years away, image released on April 21, 2016. A Nebula is a cloud of dust or gas in outer space.

This year was a big one for space.

Scientists discovered 1,284 new planets, nine of which might be habitable. The Juno probe entered Jupiter’s orbit, and new evidence was uncovered suggesting a ninth planet exists in our own solar system — about ten times the mass of Earth!

In addition to these findings, looking into the universe gave us some of the year’s coolest photos. See more of 2016’s best space shots at TIME.

London Midnight

Tim Peake/ESA/NASA via TIMELondon at midnight, as seen from space, Jan. 30, 2016.

Solar Eclipse

Abdul Qodir/AFP/Getty Images via TIMEBystanders watch a solar total eclipse through cloudy conditions in Palembang, Indonesia on March 9, 2016.

Russian Deep Sea Fisherman Shares Photos Of His Scariest Finds

Hideous Teeth Nose

Twitter/Roman Fedortsov

If you think terrestrial life these days is crazy, that’s only because you haven’t seen what’s going on underwater.

Russian deep sea fisherman Roman Fedortsov has been making the rounds on social media recently with the photos he has taken of his truly bizarre underwater finds.

If you dare, check out more of the most bizarre deep sea creatures he’s found.

Spider Crab In Hand

Twitter/Roman Fedortsov

Weird Thing Teeth

Twitter/Roman Fedortsov

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